NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

NTEN Communities of Practice (CoPs) are affinity groups centered on specific topics of interest, from community management to Drupal to nonprofits in the arts. These online groups provide support for your specific needs and interests and offer ongoing opportunities for growth.

But it takes more than a name and a platform to convene a group of thoughtful people; it takes volunteer organizers who are willing to give their time and efforts to build and maintain an online community. We asked NTEN's great CoP organizers to help us understand why they answered the call to nonprofit tech leadership. Following are some highlights from the many answers we received.

We’ve been working all year to make the Leading Change Summit an incredible experience for all of you, so we were excited when the San Francisco Hilton at Union Square presented an opportunity to make it even more spectacular. One lucky attendee will be upgraded to a corner suite with a view for no additional cost.

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog.

The inaugural Leading Change Summit (LCS) in San Francisco is coming up fast! In true NTEN fashion, we experimented with Instagram to answer a few common LCS questions through video:

Last week I met some rock stars of the data visualization world (yes, it’s true, there is such a world) at the Data Visualization Knowledge Summit hosted by Periscopic in Portland. The Summit featured a panel discussion with guest speakers: Alberto Cairo, Professor/Author; Kennedy Elliott, Web Developer, Washington Post; Scott Murray, Author/Coder; and Sarah Slobin, Visual Journalist, Wall Street Journal. Although this was a pretty wide-ranging discussion, they all had in common one thing: a high comfort level with uncertainty (not in the strictly statistical sense, however). That was the most inspiring and comforting thing of all.

We are excited to release the 8th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report: Learn more and download the latest report today!

With support from TechSoup Global, NTEN is excited to provide 12 scholarships to the 2014 Leading Change Summit. Learn more about eligability and apply today!

The Early Bird registration deadline for the 2014 Leading Change Summit has been extended to July 31st! Between now and July 31st, we're offering the lowest rates to you, our amazing community members!  Join NTEN as we launch the Leading Change Summit on September 3-6 in San Francisco.

If you haven't registered yet, don't miss out. And if you needed more convincing, here are the top 5 reasons why you should attend the Leading Change Summit! 

The Maker Party starts today - and you’re invited to attend, no matter where you are in the world! Take part in the global effort to learn and move beyond simply consuming the web to understanding and creating it, so it remains open and accessible to all.

If you register for NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit this September (#14LCS), you’ll be asked to choose one of three tracks—Digital StrategyThe Future of Technology, or Impact Leadership—and you’ll spend quite a bit of time with your track-mates at the Summit. That's why we're doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Peter Campbell, a Facilitator for the Future of Technology track.